A tortoiseshell cat

A tortoiseshell cat

A tortoiseshell cat, like the cat pictured, was spotted in the Fashion Island parking lot near Chase Bank. The friendly cat meows when spoken to, but was unapproachable.

A Promontory Point resident reported kittens running in the parking lot of the Newport Beach Bristol Farms, too.

If you have a heart for lost cats and could help set and check animal traps call (949) 759-3646.

Although everyone has been generous, donations for the "eyelash kittens" are coming in slowly. While we wait for the necessary funds for their procedure we are making them comfortable by administering gel in their eyes three times a day. To donate, send a check to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662, Newport Beach, CA 92658, Memo: Eyelash Kittens, Tax ID 33-0971560.

DIANNA PFAFF-MARTIN is the founder of Community Animal Network.